Sláinte! In this episode, learn about the most famous Irish warrior of Celtic Myth, Finn McCool! We recall back to our past episode where Finn got into a fight and accidentally created the Isle of Man and inadvertently, the Giant’s Causeway and now we’re going to give you the origin story on old Fionn Mac Cumhaill! Hear the very Game of Thrones-like circumstances of his birth and how the boy got so smart with the help of some great Druid and Fianna mentors and a thumbsuckingly delicious accident involving hazelnuts and a giant salmon!Read More
Last time, we covered the first four ages and their epic ends at the hands of the gods, extreme elemental forces and Jaguarnado! Now, we bring you into the Fifth age of the poor and brave sun boy, Nanahautl, and the rich and cowardly moon boy, Tecuciztecatl.Read More
Time to get some knowledge about the Aztec Creation myth and the first four ages and what went wrong every time. Spoiler alert: the gods are gonna wreck shit. We gonna bring you back to the very beginning, when Ometeotl made the gods out of the primordial void, and then we gonna about the first four suns and the four Tezcatlipocas. Every age begins and ends with one of the elements, like hurricanes, floods, rains of fire, and best of all — the JAGUARNADO!Read More
Hello Listeners! We are back from our long hiatus (we took a vacation), you know how it goes. We have a special treat for you fine folks, we are joined today by Adam DeCollibus, author of the new novel, Caravan. Adam joins us in talking about story inspirations and what keeps a young writer going at it when they are new to the craft.Read More
Hide yo kids and stay away from waterways and woods and roads because La Llorona is out catching kids. She’s hunting for hijos today to get into those pearly gates. We drink Pisco, trash on the name Martin, and admit we’re too scared to see the Curse of La Llorona, but we gonna tell you folks about the weeping boogie-woman.Read More
To Hell and Back Again, a Bards tale by Orpheus of Thrace. Orpheus would do anything for love, and he would do that. Go to hell with Orpheus in pursuit of his lost love, Eurydice. He’ll prove that true love and love songs conquer almost all, even death as he plays his lyre and sways the crowds including Pluto, Proserpina, Charon and Cerberus. And if that don’t touch your heart, then you might be a murder-lusting Maenad Bacchus groupie.Read More
It’s the second round of our ultimate festive fright night fight challenge! We gathered our holiday classics for your listening pleasure this Yuletide season. Who will win and become the new (recommended) Pepsi holiday mascot?
In this bracket, Belsnickel and the Gryla are facing down this holiday season! Listen closely for the sounds of switches whipping and drunk fur pelt-wearing Santa contenders! We hope you have received your obligatory gift clothes and haven't been taken away in Gryla's sack! If you thought Gryla was bad then wait until you meet her spawn -- the Yule Lads! Thirteen days of thirteen awful monsters breaking into your house and mildly inconveniencing you and your family for the Icelandic Yuletide Christmas.Read More
Yule want to listen to this episode and our upcoming holiday classics! This episode is Yuletide and Saturnalia all in one. We hope you are ready to lose your togas and don your pileus caps! Gather your wine and your wassail, take a seat and light the log and party for at least a week to celebrate Saturn and the Golden Age of Man in our favorite Roman Holiday, Saturnalia!
We're not limiting this classic re-release celebration to Classical Rome. No sir! It's not a Yuletide party until you've ridden your Sleipnir with Odin all the way up and down the heims for a raucous season of the hunt.Read More
Baby, it’s a Bad Ra-mance! We’re tackling the Egyptian origin story with our resident Egyptian and editor, Anthony Saweres. He’s giving us the deets on the birth of Golden Egg boy Ra and thus the world of Egypt. Ra the creator is gonna make a whole bunch of good things to serve him while he’s working the Pharaoh biz, until he gets too old and everyone stops respecting him.
So angry Ra makes the powerful Sekhmet to lay down the hurt on man for the dis until she takes the lion’s share of man-flesh and clever Ra’s gotta fix it all with some craft beers.
But the real trick is Isis, who’s gotta know Ra’s real name, the source of his power, and the hook for this episode.Read More
Grab your mead, don your horned helm, we are riding to victory with the Valkyries! This week we're talking about the winged women of Odin and roll call a few notable Norse, including a Norn.Read More